Claire Woolhead

My name is Claire Woolhead, I am 28 years old and live in Linslade, UK.

I own Claire Woolhead Art where I create original artwork on thin sheet metal using automotive paints which has a huge range of products available. The paint is UV resistant and designed for custom show cars which I feel makes my work unique. The colour, depth and detailed intricacy comes to life under bright light.

I also owned 72 Customs which was a classic restoration and custom paintwork business for cars and motorbikes. However I also make furniture and sculptures out of various scrap parts. It is from this business where my knowledge and use of the paints I use has grown from.

I am fascinated by science, the potential of the mind, nature and the meaning of life which influences my work although inspiration can come from many different avenues. I try to capture the incredible, complicated beauty this universe has to offer.

Art is a wonderful form of escapism, something that in some way I think we all naturally desire. In the process of producing my work, I feel free, completely absorbed in colours, shape and the thought behind the piece. The end result is then passed on to another for their own release. I believe that my purpose in life is to make people happy, to positively effect others and the world. So far, my art seems to be one of the ways I can do this.

‘Everything is transformed by creativity; it is the basis of all human progress.’ – Ted Falconar